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Ghosts of Edinburgh

Take a quick tour through Edinburgh for more ghost stories.

Haunted Castles: Ghosts of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Ghost

Edinburgh is billed as the most haunted city in Britain. With a 800 year old castle, the vaults and Mary King’s Close, the most haunted street in Edinburgh, it’s no wonder so many ghost stories are associated with the city. I took one of those ‘ghost tours’ when I was in Edinburgh, we toured the…

Haunted Castles: Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

Yesterday we looked at the ghost stories from the Tower of London. Anne Boleyn, the Princes in the Tower, Henry VI, Thomas Becket, they all roam the halls of the Tower. But today we are going up north to Scotland, to the haunted town of Edinburgh. First up is a History Channel documentary on the…

History, shopping, bagpipes mingle on Royal Mile

The castle is a man’s place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine – and it’s survived for 880 years. Tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel, with its simple white nave and curvy chancel, has seen many a Scottish bride marry her warrior – and still holds…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 08 – Edinburgh Castle

Fortress Friday During the month of October Fortress Friday will be exploring the paranormal. Throughout Europe there are stories of ghost sightings and strange occurrences. In a 6-part series we will look at some of the most haunted Castles in Europe. The fourth castle in our series is Edinburgh Castle. Sitting high atop castle rock…

History, shopping and the sound of bagpipes mingle along Edinburgh’s main street

“I will make a palace fit for you and me. Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.” — Robert Louis Stevenson The castle is a man’s place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine — and it’s survived for 880 years. Tiny…